Originally Posted by steveNChunter
I have never seen the need for anything larger than that where I live. The biggest thing I will ever encounter is a black bear, if I'm lucky it might weigh 500 pounds at the absolute max. But I have a few local friends hunting the same woods as me with .300 win mag, .300 RUM, .338 Lapua, and I just can't understand. Maybe they are trying to compensate for something?
I'd have no reservations at all about hunting black bear with the 8mm using any of several premium 196-200 gr bullets out there. Perhaps if I was specifically hunting a rogue man-killing grizzly I would think about 8mm Rem. Mag or one of the Weatherby calibers!
Mauser Werke, Schmidt-Rubin, Colt, Walther, HK, Weatherby, Browning, Ruger, Beretta, Savage, Bushmaster, Marlin, Mossberg, Remington, PTR, Saiga, S&W, Sig Sauer....a few friends of mine